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Thefts and Vandalism

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by rough-shunter, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. Wenlock

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    Reports on Facebook of arson and vandalism at the East Kent Railway last night.

    (I can't find a non-Facebook link to post)

    Reported loss/damage of buildings/tools/generator and restored artefacts, but no damage to vehicles.
     
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    Post the Facebook link ? Ta
     
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    I have received an appeal email from the HRA

    It appears the HRA are coordinating the appeal.

    (I have deleted the link due to HRA's use of mail chimp.)
     
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    With the suspension of schools for the indefinite future, there are going to be lots of bored kids out there looking for something to do. Sadly, some of them will think that trespass and vandalism is an 'okay' thing to do, especially if they plaster it all over social media. If at all possible, ensure there is adequate protection for your assets, even if means asking for volunteers to 'guard' stored coaching stock and station buildings. A deterrent is better than arake of vandalised coaches or a ransacked station.
     
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    All sites to be guarded by posters on WSR related threads who will scare intruders off with no difficulty
     
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    Report on WNXX of a break in at the ELR last Friday with £10k of non-ferrous items stolen.

    Dave
     
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    East Lancs Railway

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    Last Friday night thieves stole up to £10,000 worth of brass and copper fittings. This couldn’t have come at a worse time for us. Again we are asking for support, with your help, we can all get through this together! Donate: https://bit.ly/3afEGj7
     
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    I feared this would happen as railways are virtually abandoned
     
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    See post 306 above.....
     

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